Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Back from a blogging hiatus...

Life has been busy as usual, but I finally have something FUN to blog about!
Sunday, I helped host a baby shower for one of my oldest and dearest friends, Cyndi Horwitz. 
As some of you may know, I LOVE being creative and putting together events and this one was no different.
My love and excitement for Cyndi and her soon to be baby boy was perfect inspiration for a story book themed shower at Sonoma Wine Garden in Santa Monica. 
Here are a few shots by the talented Jillian of Jillian Rose Photography
 Farmer's market fresh flowers in mason jars.
Who knew spaghetti sauce jars were so cute once you soak off the labels and put them in the dishwasher?
Add a little ribbon and wa-la!

It was too much fun collecting books with items to match.
And the best part, the centerpieces made a great gift for Cyndi and baby from the hostesses.
One of my favorite party items is this guest book idea.
It's a fingerprint tree from an artist on Etsy.
I ordered the PDF and printed it myself at Staples (money saver).
And bought a frame to match Cyndi's baby furniture at Michael's (don't forget your 40% off coupon).
It's great decor for the baby's room and a memory from her special day.
Chocolate covered caramel pretzels for party favors. 
 Clothesline of baby items and baby pics of Cyndi and Brett.
Turned out even cuter than I imagined.
 A wonderful variety of food.
 Little signs for the food.
Used the corks from my wedding.
Lastly, homemade cupcakes by one of the mother's of a hostess.

Now to await the arrival of Baby H in August and finally learn his name! 

P.S. I'm starting a little side biz, Havin' a Ball Events by Yours Truly.  If you have a small event and need some creativity, you can hire me!